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Gender and Sexuality

The Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster at St Mary’s University is a cross-disciplinary group of more than twenty scholars drawn from across all academic schools.

The members share interests in topics in the field of gender and sexuality such as stigma, behaviours, identities and representations. Many of the members are internationally renowned researchers and we have three PhD student members.

Current projects include:

  • The role of teen magazines in young women’s attitudes to their breasts
  • How bisexual people retain their identities within romantic relationships
  • Breast health education for adolescent school girls
  • Young women’s talk about representations of plus-size models
  • Exploring the work of four female philosophers
  • Gay women’s accounts of casual sex
  • Representations of masculinity in the Cobra Kai mini-series

Cluster Lead: Dr Craig Owen (contact for enquires: craig.owen@stmarys.ac.uk)



PhD students

All research degree students at St Mary’s are part of the Doctoral College. All potential research students must first submit an online enquiry form with details of their proposal.


Events

7th November 2018

Being Rey: Cosplay, Girlhood, and Fan Families
Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality research cluster

6th  December 2017

Yes, men fake it too! Men, masculinity and ‘faking’ orgasm
Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality research cluster.

1st  November 2017

"I Don’t Want Them to Know I’m Hurt”: Rugby League, Popular Mythology and Working Class Masc...
Hosted by the Gender and Sexuality research cluster.


Selected publications

  • Bourne, J., & Derry, C. (2018). Gender and the Law. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Owen, C., & Campbell, C. (2018). How do men’s magazines talk about penises?. Journal of Health Psychology23(2), 332-344.
  • Owen, C., & De Martini Ugolotti, N. (2018). ‘Pra homem, menino e mulher’? Problematizing the gender inclusivity discourse in capoeira. International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
  • Hayfield, N., Campbell, C., & Reed, L. (2018).  Misrecognition and managing marginalisation: Bisexual people’s experiences of bisexuality and relationships. Psychology and Sexuality.
  • Fincham, K. (2017). Gender and Primary School Dropout in Sudan: girls' education and retention in Red Sea State. Prospects: quarterly review of comparative education (UNESCO). DOI: 10.1007/s11125-018-9420-6
  • Fincham, K. (with Dunne, M., Durrani, N. and Crossuard, B.) (2017). Troubling Muslim Youth Identities: nation, religion, gender.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Grunt-Mejer, K., & Campbell, C. (2016). Around consensual nonmonogamies: Assessing attitudes toward nonexclusive relationships. The Journal of Sex Research53(1), 45-53.
  • Bruinvels, G., Burden, R., Brown, N., Richards, T., & Pedlar, C. (2016). The prevalence and impact of heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) on elite and non-elite athletes. PLOS One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0149881
  • Scurr, J., Brown, N., Smith, J., Brasher, A., Risius, D., & Marczyk, A. (2016). The influence of the breast on sport and exercise participation in school girls in the UK. J Adolesc Health, 58(2), 167-173
  • Bruinvels, G., Burden, R., Brown, N., Richards, T., & Pedlar, C. (2015). The prevalence and impact of heavy menstrual bleeding among athletes and mass start runners of the 2015 London Marathon. Br J Sports Med. DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095505
  • Morton, K.L., Atkin, A.J., Corder, K., Suhrcke, M. & van Sluijs, E.M.F. (2015). The school environment and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a mixed-studies systematic review. Obes Rev, 17, 142–158
  • Brown, N., Burnett, E., & Scurr, J. (2015). Is breast pain greater in active females compared to the general population in the UK? The Breast Journal. DOI: 10.1111/tbj.12547
  • Little, C. (2014). Gender, Class and Sporting Opportunity: Working-Class Women and Sport in Early Twentieth-Century Australia. International Journal of the History of Sport, 31, 1677-1693.
  • Fincham, K. (with Dunne, M., Durrani, N. and Crossuard, B.) (2014). Youth Researching Youth: reflections from a multi-country study of youth claiming rights to education and sexual/reproductive health. In S. Bastien and H. Holmarsdottir (eds), Youth at the margins: experiences from engaging youth in research worldwide. Rotterdam: Sense.
  • Brown, N., White, J., Brasher, A. & Scurr, J. (2014). An investigation in to breast support and sports bra use in female runners of the 2012 London Marathon. J Sports Sci, 32(9), 801-809
  • Brown, N., White, J., Brasher, A. & Scurr, J. (2014). The experience of mastalgia in female runners of the 2012 London Marathon and its effect on exercise behaviour. Br J Sports Med, 48, 320-325